Welcome to NCHA!

Welcome to the North Carolina Honors Association! Explore Honors here in North Carolina. Learn about membership and our annual conference.


Why Honors?

Honors education ignites passion for lifelong learning and encourages student creativity, collaboration, and leadership in the classroom and beyond.

It is characterized by in-class and extracurricular activities that are measurably broader, deeper, or more complex than comparable learning experiences typically found at institutions of higher education. Honors curriculum serves as a laboratory for inventive and experiential education that can be implemented in the traditional classroom. Honors experiences include a distinctive learner-directed environment and philosophy, provide opportunities that are appropriately tailored to fit the institution's culture and mission, and frequently occur within a close community of students and faculty.

Annual Conference

The 2018 North Carolina Honors Alliance conference will be held at HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY, HIGH POINT, NC, in Fall 2018. More up-to-date information will be available in Summer 2018.

NC Honors Directory


The NCHA Honors Directory lists North Carolina institutions that have honors programs or colleges. This resource will guide you as you search for the North Carolina honors experience that's right for you. Simply scroll to view institutions with an honors program or college.


CLICK HERE for more information on the Honors Directory.

NCHA Membership

All North Carolina Honors Colleges and Programs are welcome to join NCHA.

NCHA dues are $25.00 per year per institution. Current dues-paying member institutions can register for the conference at a reduced rate for all faculty and students attending. Note - dues are separate from conference registration.



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